Bibliography: p. 307-309
January 7, 2008
Not Really About Abelard-Pages 1-23 Missing.
Because this is part of THE GREAT EDUCATORS series,the author merely uses Abelard as the pretext for a much wider examination of the history of the Medieval university. Given the book's brevity, it might have worked better if the author had concentrated on those schools where Abelard taught. The author, unsurprisingly in a study from this time,has no sympathy for scholastic discourse nor any understanding of its achievements. The history and structure of the Medieval university has been better covered by Hastings Rashdall's UNIVERSITIES OF EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES,which eventually will be available through the Internet Archive.